Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!



We will be closed Tuesday the 31st at 5pm and Wednesday the 1st all day. 
Back to normal business ours on the 2nd. See you all soon. 
Have a safe and fun new year!




Monday, December 30, 2013

HALO is Hiring!

What we're looking for

We have an opening for a counter person in our piercing/jewelry area. The position involves answering jewelry questions and some piercing-related questions as well as helping clients pick out jewelry for new and existing piercings. Checking IDs and helping clients with paper work. This job is all about customer service, making our clients feel comfortable and being as helpful as possible. You must be at least 18 years of age and have good hygiene. 

Also, lots of cleaning and standing is required.

Previous knowledge about piercings and jewelry may be helpful, but it is not a requirement. We will provide you the training you need to do the job and we will let your fantastic personality and customer service skills to do the rest.

You must be able to retain information, pay close attention to detail, multi-task and remain super friendly in an environment that can be fast-paced and a little stressful at times.

Enthusiasm and interest in piercing are an obvious plus, but you do not have to be heavily pierced to get this job.


We are looking for someone with the right attitude and not someone with a specific look.

Details and requirements

This position will be for 4-5 days/week (20-25 hours/week)
Hours will vary each week and occur between 10:45am to 8:30pm.
Must be available nights and weekends (the more open your schedule is, the better).
Previous face-to-face customer service experience is mandatory (2 years required).
Did we mention that you need to be friendly and outgoing?
This position will not lead to a piercing apprenticeship.
Pay will vary depending on experience.
If you ask questions in the comment section that have already been answered here, you've almost guaranteed you won't be considered. Remember that thing we mentioned before about "attention to detail"....
Basically, we want someone who is great with people, has a good attitude and understands that customer’s service is about much more than a fake smile and a "May I help you?". Our standards are high and the right person for this job will see that as a good thing and as a challenge and not something to be scared of.

How to Apply

In order to make the process easier for everyone involved, including you, we've established a few guidelines:

Bring in a resume and fill out an application (should take about 30 minutes).
Resumes and applications can be turned in during normal business hours, please allow enough time to fill out the application (you're on the Internet, you can figure out what those hours are).
Applications that are emailed or mailed to us will not be considered.

Job Perks

Employee discounts & get paid to be you.

Monday, December 23, 2013

happy HALOday!

We will be open Tuesday, 
December 24th ~ 11am to 5pm 
to help all those last minute shoppers find something special.

Closed Christmas day

HAVE A HAPPY
HALOday. 

We will be open again on the 26th at 11am.
We will also be closed January 1st, 2014
Have a safe New Years Eve.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

JOIN US FOR CRAFETERIA!

ONE DAY A YEAR WE ARE OPEN UNTIL 10PM 
& THIS IS THE DAY!!!! 
We have gift cards if you are not sure exactly what to get that someone special.


Saturday the 7th we will be closing at 5:30pm for the light parade.



Monday, December 2, 2013

Win Tickets to Filmstock!!

We are giving away 10 two all access passes to Filmstock Film Festival 
at Tempe Pollack Cinemas opens on on December 5th – 7th starting at 7:00pm each night. 


Here is what you have to do….Join our HALO fan page 

You must LIKE the Filmstock photo on our page  & SHARE that same post to be entered to win.

Filmstock Film Festival features three nights of short films available in genre blocks including drama, documentary, and comedy.

Three fun filled evenings where you can discover new films, rising filmmakers, actors, and challenges.

Filmstock Film Festival gives you the opportunity to watch what very few get to see- truly independent and career-starting short films!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Shop Small 2013 $10 Back

Get a one time $10- credit on your American Express Statement if you Shop Small on Saturday Nov. 30th at HALO Piercing & Jewelry!! 

Halo has to be the first purchase of the day with your AM card, your Purchase needs to be $10 or more & you must register your card on November 24th to receive the credit.

Check their site for other local shops that have this special too.

If you have an American Express card go to www.ShopSmall.com or call the number on the back of your Card to register.

Shop Small Saturday Open 11-8pm 
Open Black Friday 11-8pm

Closed Turkey / Tofurkey Day



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WE OPEN AT 2:30 Monday the 11th

Monday November 11th , 2013 we will be open at 2:30pm after the Veteran's Day Parade is Over. The parade runs from 9am to 2pm Down Central Avenue if you are looking for something to do before we open.

Did you know all Military receive 10% off piercings & jewelry*. Just show us your Military ID to receive your discount. 
Thank you for your service.
*excludes care products, gold & platinum.

Wood Order Deadline

New Squids! from 0 gauge to 1-1/2"
All wood orders must be ordered at the shop by this Friday the 8th to be made is time for the HALOdays. 
Please stop in ASAP to place your order if you want wood jewelry for someone special. 
(We will be closed today the 6th at 6pm)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sapphire History and Lore from the GIA



Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. Its extraordinary color is the standard against which other blue gems—from topaz to tanzanite—are measured.
 
For centuries, sapphire has been associated with royalty and romance. The association was reinforced in 1981, when Britain’s Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer. Until her death in 1997, Princess Di, as she was known, charmed and captivated the world. Her sapphire ring helped link modern events with history and fairy tales.
 
In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. During the Middle Ages, the clergy wore blue sapphires to symbolize Heaven, and ordinary folks thought the gem attracted heavenly blessings. In other times and places, people instilled sapphires with the power to guard chastity, make peace between enemies, influence spirits, and reveal the secrets of oracles.
 
In folklore, history, art, and consumer awareness, sapphire has always been associated with the color blue. Its name comes from the Greek word sappheiros, which probably referred to lapis lazuli. Most jewelry customers think all sapphires are blue, and when gem and jewelry professionals use the word “sapphire” alone, they normally mean “blue sapphire.”
 
A special orangy pink sapphire color is called padparadscha, which means “lotus flower” in Sinhalese, the language spoken in Sri Lanka. Stones from Sri Lanka were initially the only ones labeled with this marketable name. There’s no telling how many padparadschas have been sifted from Sri Lankan river gravel throughout history. Sri Lankans have a special affection for the color that’s traditionally been linked with their country.

Copyright © 2013 Gemological Institute of America 
                    http://www.gia.edu/sapphire


FACTS
  • MINERAL: Corundum
  • CHEMISTRY: Al2O3
  • COLOR: Every color but red
  • REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.762 to 1.770
  • BIREFRINGENCE: 0.008 to 0.010
  • SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 4.00
  • MOHS HARDNESS: 9


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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Peridot The Birthstone For August



Peridot was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature. Napoleon once made a gift of Peridot to Josephine as a symbol of undying love and admiration. In ancient times, it was said that a dream about Peridot foretold impending danger. 
Peridot was used by the Pharaohs in amulets to ward off evil. 



Teardrop eyelets can be made 7/16" up to 6"
Peridot is a gemstone that forms deep inside the earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes, in Hawaii, Peridot symbolizes the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Today, most Peridot comes from Arizona! This gemstone comes in several color variations ranging from yellowish green to brown, but most people prefer the lime and olive greens. 


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fordite


We are lucky enough to have 3 fabulous pieces of Fordite jewelry at HALO. Fordite was created with the over sprayed enamels in the painting bays that gradually compiled over and over again, on the tracks and skids that the car frames were painted on. Over time, many colorful layers built up. These layers of paint were hardened repeatedly in the ovens with the car bodies while they cured. Eventually, the paint build-up would become too thick and heavy, and had to be removed. This is what was created from the paint.



FORDITE (ring size 7 & 8)
On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford, inventor of the assembly line, we will part with a few words of wisdom from the industrialist. "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."



 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

HAPPY 4th & Independents Week

We Will be Closed July 4th, 2013 
Have a safe HALOday!
We are Celebrating Independents week now until the 7th. 
Follow the link to get your 
Golden Ticket & 
bring it in to us 
or any participating local Business. 




See you soon!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Halo Turned 15

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
For 15 years we have made each other more beautiful.
Thank you for evolving with us.
We think you are all going to love what the future holds.



Here is a preview:

All those cute dangle earrings you left behind when you stretched are wearable again! 
A tiny tree rubber inlay serves as the mechanism holding earrings securely in place within the plugs. 
*Ear wires may need to be manipulated (bent) a bit for them to sit the way you'd like. 
We can custom order wear space made to fit your lobe from 0 gauge to 1-1/4"  
Earrings shown not included.


We also carry plugs for stud earrings. Earrings shown not included.
     

*How they work:



May the 4th be with you :)


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

We will be open Sunday Noon to 6pm
Please don't drink before getting pierced.
Have a safe HALOday!


Stop searching for that lucky clover! these are everything you've been looking for and more: Offered in beautiful Vera wood and engraved so the clover pops out from the plug. Vera can range from a light tan to a light green, and will naturally become an even richer green with oxidization, sunlight, and wear.

Friday, February 22, 2013

2013 Halo Artist Reception for the Heard Show


Phoenix, Arizona, Thursday, February 28, 2013, 6pm - 9pm 
Halo is very proud to announce its annual opening party for noted Native American artists Marla Allison, Chris Pruitt, Pat Pruitt and introducing Shaax' Saani and Mercedes Jack, a mother/daughter Tlingit jeweler team.
One night only, Thursday, February 28th, 2013, starting at 6:00pm at Halo, located at 10 West Camelback, you will have the opportunity to mingle with the artists in a relaxed informal atmosphere, and check out their latest works.  Due to the popularity of the past events, you can catch glimpses of other world renowned Native American artists at the party, the likes of Mateo Romero, Maria Samora, Pilar Agoyo and Charlene HolyBear.  Along with local artists Hoss Rogers and Timothy Chapman who have been known to drop by. 

Halo is easily accessible using the Valley Metro Light Rail from anywhere the light rail runs.  Just hop off at the Central and Camelback station, and walk across Camelback straight to Halo.

Marla Allison (Laguna Pueblo/Hopi), painter, was awarded the Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research for her ground breaking multi-media works.

Shaax' Saani and Mercedes Jack, Jewelers, a mother / daughter collaboration team with a matriarchal history.Working with the beauty of natural skins and furs, fangs combined with Swarovski crystals and other materials. Their designs are an expression of traditional Tlingit life ways.


Chris Pruitt (Laguna Pueblo/Chirachaua Apache), award winning silversmith, is becoming one of the highly collectable artists, by playing on creative usages of various stones and materials in his work. 

Pat Pruitt (Laguna Pueblo/Chirachaua Apache), metal smith, keeps pushing the boundaries with his commitment to stainless steel and titanium as a metal to be reckoned with in the fine jewelry realm



photo by Peter DaSilva @ last years party
                                We would also like to congratulate Pat and Marla on their engagement!